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Longhorn is a style of American Colby cheese defined by its round, long, orange cylindrical shape. When cut for packaging it resembles a moon or shalf moon. It is made from cow’s milk rather than sheep’s or goat’s milk. The flavour can be anything from mild to sharp but it is usually a Colby or Jack cheese. Although, all Longhorn cheeses are shaped and packaged the same way, the texture and aging time may vary depending on the cheese type.  

The taste and texture of Longhorn is similar to Cheddar but more elastic, springy with a sweet and mild flavour. It is good as a melting cheese. It is available in a variety of flavours such as, Colby Longhorn, Colby Jack Longhorn, Pepper Jack Longhorn and Low Sodium Colby Longhorn (Made with 33% less sodium than regular Colby Longhorn)

  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Region: Colby, Wisconsin
  • Family: Cheddar
  • Type: semi-hard
  • Texture: firm, open and springy
  • Rind: rindless
  • Colour: orange
  • Flavour: mild, sweet
  • Vegetarian: no
  • Producers: Williams Cheese Company
  • Alternative spellings: Colby Longhorn, Longhorn Cheddar, Colby Jack Longhorn, Pepper Jack Longhorn, Low Sodium Colby Longhorn

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